Friday, February 22, 2013

Houston Metro to reopen bridge reconfigured for light rail

Houston Metro's Rail Expansion Program will reach a significant milestone when the Main Street Bridge reopens on Feb. 25, one month ahead of schedule.

The Main Street Bridge closed for more than a year to allow construction of the North Line, extending the existing Red Line by more than five miles from the University of Houston-Downtown Station, north via Main to Boundary, crossing east to Fulton, then north again to Northline Commons Mall and the Northline Transit Center.

"Reconfiguring the historic bridge for Metro's new light-rail was a huge undertaking. The process was coordinated with stakeholders at all levels, from the city to the university, as well as the businesses near the line. We are very happy to be able to reopen this bridge," said Metro Chairman Gilbert Garcia.

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